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post #11 of 18
4770 for the energy conscious in my opinion. 5750 would also be ideal I believe.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post
looking at benchmarks, the GTS 450 seems the best choice on price/performance but for 50$ more I could get an HD6850. Will my cpu bottleneck an HD6850?
At low resolutions sure it would.
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5770
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1gb gtx 460.
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post #15 of 18
A 5750, 5770 or GTS 450 would work perfectly for you. Super low power requirements, you won't be bottlenecked at all (though at that resolution, you're depending a lot more on your CPU than usual) and you should be able to turn up some settings and not experience any jerkiness.

All three of the cards would be good options, it's just how much money you want to spend.
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post #16 of 18
What revision is your motherboard? Does it support AM3? According to the ECS website, if you have the Award bios, you can support up to AM2+ but not AM3. If you can, I suggest upgrading to an Athlon II dual core (255 or similar) as it greatly outperforms your triple core processor. At that point you should check into either a nVidia GTS 450 or an Radeon 5770.
post #17 of 18
i say 5770/6850.
    
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post #18 of 18
5770, only go gts450 if its a fair chunk cheaper.
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